Events on Ohio’s Appalachian Winding Road – Creative Communities from A to Z (Athens to Zanesville)

AHOOT is Appalachian Hills Of Ohio Territory. AHOOT formed as an Ohio nonprofit organizaton in January of 2016. It is recognized as a charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Gifts to AHOOT are tax deductible donations. AHOOT, whose founder received a 2018 Governor’s Award for the Arts, provides provides arts events and education on the Winding Road A-Z (Athens to Zanesville). AHOOT also offers art residencies and educational programs by leading artists in the former Pioneer School overlooking downtown Zanesville.

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AHOOT Contacts

David P. Mitzel
mitzel at

Tami Swope
Fundraising and Community Liaison
tamiswope at

Carrie Turner
Marketing, Facebook, Instagram
butterflyturner at

Katie Sleyman
PSZ Clay Center Resident Manager


Alan Cottrill
Tom Johnson
Joy Padgett
Emily Prince


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 103
Zanesville, OH 43702
Physical Address:
952 E. Main St.
Zanesville, OH 43701

Phone: 740-221-2165
E-mail: mitzel at